Hires, promotions, appointments

Maine Medical Partners announces the following new hires: Christina DeMatteo, D.O., MPH, Nicholas Dupuis, D.O., Arthur Kehas, M.D. and Christopher Withers, M.D., all in hospital medicine; Colin Phillips, M.D., Lisa Thomas, M.D., Jordan Leyton-Mange, M.D. and Edward Sze, M.D., all at MaineHealth Cardiology; Rebecca Harvey, M.D., otolaryngology; Jillian Gregory, D.O., critical care pediatrics, and Bryan Lamoreau, M.D., Scarborough Family Medicine.

In addition, the following doctors will be based at Maine Medical Center: Katharina Trede, M.D. and Raymond Serrano, M.D., Department of Psychiatry; Randy Kring, M.D. and Rachel Williams, M.D., Emergency Medicine, and Michael Zubrow, M.D., Pediatric Critical Care.

Mercy Hospital announced the appointment of David Fernandez as its new vice president of physician practices. Fernandez comes to Mercy from Summit Medical Group in New Jersey, which is the largest physician-owned multi-specialty medical group practice in the country. Fernandez was vice president of oncology and imaging services at Summit.

Michael Latti of Brunswick was one of eight new game wardens who graduated in August from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro. The Advanced Warden Academy followed the 18-week Basic Law Enforcement Training Program required of all full-time Maine police officers. The 13-week post session prepared the new game wardens by utilizing classroom, field and scenario-based training. Latti will be covering the Gorham District. 

RE/MAX Shoreline welcomed Tom and Julia Ranello and their staff to its Portland office. After 10 years, the Ranello Group came home to RE/MAX, the brand under which they built their business.

The Beacon At Gateway, a luxury apartment community at the corner of Haigis Parkway and Payne Road in Scarborough, welcomed Amanda Peltzman of Buxton as assistant property manager.


Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance’s board of directors has announced Hannah Perry has been promoted to program director. Perry began interning for  MWPA in 2011. After a stint teaching in Peru and Chile, she returned to the MWPA in a part-time capacity in 2014. Gibson Fay-LeBlanc has been hired as the MWPA’s new associate director. Fay-LeBlanc worked many years as the executive director of The Telling Room in Portland and recently served as the interim director of SPACE Gallery in Portland. 

Portland-based Troubh Heisler, attorneys at law, congratulates Chris Neagle for being included in the upcoming The Best Lawyers in America for real estate law. Neagle has been listed since 1995 in The Best Lawyers, which is peer-reviewed.

New Ventures

Sebago Technics, Inc. a multi-discipline engineering consulting firm based in South Portland, and MobilityTech, LLC, a management consulting firm based in Massachusetts, have partnered to pursue Intelligent Transportation Systems projects across northern New England. Sebago Technics is designing and deploying vehicle to infrastructure communications between traffic signal controllers and connected vehicles. MobilityTech is providing technical support to the Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont departments of transportation on a software solution for ITS applications called New England Compass. 

On Sept. 3, the University of New England was welcomed as the newest member of the University of the Arctic, a network of universities, research institutes and others concerned with education and research in the peoples and places in the “New North.” UNE, the first university in Maine to become a member of the organization, joined nearly 200 institutions from around the globe in bringing its education, research and outreach strengths to bear on issues unique to the developing North.


The Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation has awarded grants to two local endeavors. The Iris Network has been awarded a $20,000 grant for video magnifiers, which are devices that help people with low vision read, see a picture of their grandchild, do research, work, and more. The devices will be provided for consumers in financial need who are eligible clients of The Iris Network. The Low Vision Clinic was opened by Dr. A. Jan Berlin, a renowned ophthalmologist, in 2005, in Portland.

Books on the Bus received a $5,500 grant from the foundation that will be used to expand the Books on the Bus program to buses servicing Regional School Unit 1, West Bath, and Georgetown schools. Books on the Bus uses specially designed seat covers stocked with quality, age-appropriate books in elementary school buses. The program aims to provide kids ages 5-9 with access to books while improving bus behavior.


Fontaine Family – The Real Estate Leader recently held its fifth annual Bid for Wishes Silent Auction and raised more than $9,000 for Make-A-Wish Maine. Fontaine, with the help of other local business owners, was able to grant the wish of a Maine child with a life threatening illness. Fontaine Team has been involved with Make-A-Wish Maine since 2009.